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First Listen: Pixies, 'Indie Cindy'

Indie Cindy<p><b>Audio for First Listens is no longer available after the album is released.</b><p>Last year, My Bloody Valentine released its first album since 1991, and the result sounded as if not a minute had passed in the intervening 22 years. Every bleary, bended note of <i>m b v</i> sounded immaculately crafted, …

Must-see video: These adorable kids have absolutely no clue what a Walkman is

Get ready to feel old: In the latest episode of “Kids React,” kids discover cassette tapes, and 1970s technology<p>If you were born in the 1990s or earlier, get ready to feel a twinge of nostalgia mixed with a heavy dose of "Oy, I'm getting old." In the latest episode of "Kids React," a YouTube series …

43-Year-Old Cold Case Closed: South Dakota Girls Died In Accident

Families and friends who have wondered since 1971 about what happened to two South Dakota girls now have some closure.<p>Authorities said Tuesday that they believe Pamela Jackson and Cheryl Miller died when their 1960 Studebaker Lark accidentally went off a gravel road and into a local creek. "All the …

Jenny McCarthy Says She’s Never Been Anti-Vaccine. Yeah, Right.

After years of alignment with anti-vaxxers, Jenny McCarthy says she’s not anti-vaccine—she’s pro ‘one poke per visit.’<p>So close, Jenny McCarthy. So …

20 remarkable facts you never knew about Stephen Colbert

Did you know that Colbert originally had a southern accent? Neither did we!<p>1. On September 11th, 1974, Eastern Airlines Flight 212 crashed three and a half miles from the runway in South Carolina, killing Stephen Colbert’s father and two of his eleven siblings. The pilots had been engaged in …

A black girl’s constant fear: Why I thought I’d never live to see 33

It may not be front-page news, but Relisha Rudd is missing — and it reminds me of the violence of my own childhood<p>I am tired of having to both read and write litanies for black girls gone too soon. For Relisha Rudd. For Renisha McBride who would have been 20 years old this month. For Karyn …

How “Dungeons & Dragons” saved my autistic son

D&D has always appealed to introverts with rich inner lives. For my boy, it was a lifeline to the outside world<p>It’s a Saturday afternoon, and I’m sitting at my kitchen table surrounded by crumpled chip bags, half-empty bottles of soda and dog-eared papers. At the table with me are Shane*, a plump …

27 Classes We Wish They Forced People to Take in School

D.C. Walmart Sign Says English Speakers Can Bring More Items Into The Fast Checkout Lane

"It was an honest mistake," Wal-Mart corporate spokeswoman Kayla Whaling told BuzzFeed.<p>It's still unclear how the mixup occurred and who was responsible for it.<p>Whaling said both languages should have allowed for 25 items and it was not company policy to let English speakers bring more items to the …

Why "Health Food" Marketing Horrifies Scientists

"This drink is 'CHEMICAL FREE'?!" Comics by Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal and Toothpaste For Dinner.

Family of Missouri swimmer 'pleased' with investigation results

An independent investigation concluded Missouri lacked proper Title IX polices in investigating allegations made by former swimmer Sasha Menu Courey. …

This is what happens when you FOIA the ingredients in school chicken nuggets

It turns out, they’re not just made of chicken<p>Is it possible to ever know what you're really getting when you eat a chicken nugget? At a certain level, perhaps not, but even those looking for a full accounting of the ingredients have few places to turn. You could trust what McDonald's is willing to …

No, you haven’t been “wrongly branded,” Jenny McCarthy

The controversial mom claims she’s not anti-vax, but her statements say otherwise<p>Jenny McCarthy would like to know, "What happened to critical thinking?" Jenny McCarthy wonders, "What happened to asking questions?" In an Op-Ed this weekend in the Chicago Sun-Times, the former co-host of "Singled …

Why Babies Cry At Night

Somewhere between bliss and exhaustion. That's how the first few months of parenting often feel, as sleepless nights blur into semicomatose days.<p>Most of us chalk up a baby's nighttime crying to one simple fact: He's hungry.<p>But could that chubby bundle of joy have a devious plan?<p>Harvard University's …

Why Do More Latina Teens Get Pregnant?

U.S. teen pregnancies have declined for years, but Latinas still have the highest rate. Health expert Jane Delgado explains, along with teacher and former teen mother Christina Martinez.<p>Transcript<p>CELESTE HEADLEE, HOST:<p>I'm Celeste Headlee and this is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. Michel Martin is …

'Grapes Of Wrath' Is 75, But Its Depictions Of Poverty Are Timeless

Much has been said and written about the Dust Bowl, but if you want to get a visceral feel for how it all began and the way it affected the people who experienced it, you need go no further than the opening pages of John Steinbeck's <i>The Grapes of Wrath</i>:<p>Men stood by their fences and looked at the …